Drive Me Wild is the third track on Vanity 6's first and only album Vanity 6, and, six weeks after the album's release, it was included as the b-side of Nasty Girl, the album's first single. In Spring 1983, Drive Me Wild was released as the album's fourth and final single.
While specific recording dates are unknown, basic tracking took place in Summer 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same time as Pizza and Jealous Girl. Make-Up, Wet Dream and I Need A Man are also thought to be from around this time).
The tracks were intended for an album by The Hookers, which was abandoned in Fall 1981, and which later evolved into Vanity 6. Vocal overdubs by Vanity and Brenda Bennett were added in Spring 1982, when the band had evolved into Vanity 6.
Prince worked on the extended version for a 12" release during the week of 7-14 January 1983 (during the same sessions as the extended version of Little Red Corvette), five months after the album had been released, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California.